FAQ

WHERE DOES REGEN18 TAKE PLACE?

The gathering takes place in San Francisco’s beautiful Mission District, centered around Impact Hub San Francisco. Impact Hub ensures that our community and programming reflect the diversity of the Mission, support engagement with the traditional working-class residents of the Mission, and contribute to the economic opportunities and stabilization of its residents and culture. These values are reflected in the attendees, vendors, and venues of ReGen18. While participating in the gathering, we hope that you explore the community, speak with residents, and recognize your own contribution to fostering a diverse economy that works for everyone.

 

Sessions will be held in three venues, between one and three blocks of each other. You must register at Impact Hub San Francisco at 1885 Mission Street. We will have sessions at the Victoria Theatre at 2961 Mission Street (we recommend that you go to the Victoria Theatre by using Capp Street, which is quieter than Mission Street). In the afternoons, we will also have sessions at St. John’s Episcopal Church, at 1661 15th Street, one block west from Impact Hub. 
Please note that neither the Victoria Theatre nor St. John’s have wi-fi. 
All venues are ADA compliant and wheelchair-accessible. Please let us know in advance if you will require special accommodations.

ARE THERE HOTELS THAT YOU RECOMMEND?

ReGen18 is a multi-venue event, taking place within a two block radius of the 16th Street Mission BART station. While there is no “conference hotel” for the event, hotels and AirBnBs in downtown San Francisco are plentiful. A few you may wish to look at to start are listed below (inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by ReGen18):

  • Noe’s Nest (comfortable and beautifully decorated B&B is nestled between Noe Valley & the Mission District)
  • The Orchard Hotel (Recently named among the “Top 10 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in the U.S.” by USA Today)
  • The Clift (This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property’s impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy)
  • Holiday Inn, Civic Center San Francisco (This hotel uses the IHG Green Engage system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system)
  • The Good Hotel (Good Hotel is proof that living green and living well can go hand in hand. Dedicated to the philosophy embraced by “Renew, Reuse, Relax,” we are San Francisco’s first boutique hotel with a conscience)
  • The Inn at Union Square (A Greystone Hotel, dedicated to superior customer service and eco-friendly hospitality management)
  • The King George Hotel (A Greystone Hotel, dedicated to superior customer service and eco-friendly hospitality management)
  • The Embassy SF (We are 13 residents and we employ experimental, fluid use of space, sharing behaviors and the creation of new ways of being)
  • Taj Campton Place (This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property’s impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy)

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE FOR REGEN18?

Business casual for all events, including the Tuesday night party and concert.

As the venues are a short walk away from each other, so please plan on wearing comfortable shoes and clothing. The weather in early May can still be windy in the afternoon, so we recommend you dress in layers.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO REGEN18?

Impact Hub is located one block north of the 16th Street/Mission BART station. Several Muni bus lines pass nearby: 14-Mission, 22-Fillmore, 26-Valencia, 33-Stanyan, and 49-Van Ness/Mission. If you are coming with BART, we recommend that you get out at the northeastern side of the intersection. When you arrive on the BART concourse level, travel to the opposite end of the paid area. Outside the paid area, the street elevator is located to your left. Press “S” for street level, and the escalators are located nearby.

**If you are using Google Maps or a car service (in particular Uber) to arrive at Impact Hub, enter the street address (1885 Mission Street) rather than “Impact Hub San Francisco.”

There is limited metered parking on surrounding streets, and a public garage on Hoff Street. In addition, there is evening paid parking in the lots of Mission Bank on the corner of Julian and 16th. There is also paid parking on 14th Street (one at the corner of 14th & Mission and one between Valencia and Mission.)  Whenever you park anywhere in San Francisco, whether street parking, paid parking lot or parking structure, make sure NOT to leave any belongings in plain view. Lock your valuables in your trunk before you arrive at your destination.

DO YOU HAVE ANY RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS?

There are many restaurants in the Mission, ranging from simple delicious food to Michelin-starred restaurants. You will find many eateries on Valencia Street, going South, between 15th Street & 24th Street. For attendees of ReGen18, we recommend two restaurants:

Gracias Madre (2211 Mission Street) who believes that, “the emphasis we place on the sourcing of our food will bring consciousness in the community to the importance of sustainability and of buying and selling locally grown organic food.”

The Perennial (59 Ninth Street), a gourmet restaurant that “supports regenerative agriculture in several ways. We bake bread daily made with a regenerative perennial grain, we butcher in-house as part of a climate beneficial nose-to-tail meat program, and we operate an aquaponic greenhouse to utilize food waste and explore the culinary potential of urban farming.”

Please consider patronizing these regenerative restaurants.

Feel free to email us with any other questions.